Today has been an absolute blur. Both kids were home from school, I had the last round of edits to finish for the book, a boat load of errands to run and I had to make it to the polls to vote.
I started my whirlwind bright and early at the gym as I always do. This week is a test out week — meaning we try to lift the most amount of weight for one repetition (aka Personal Records — PRs.)
So far I’m 2 for 2! I increased my shoulder press weight by 2 pounds and my back squat by 10, which is HUGE for me — click here to see my current PRs) I’ve been struggling with back squats for sometime, making no progress for almost a year. We are testing 2 more lifts on Thursday and Friday and I have high hopes. I’ve been feeling really, really strong lately.
Interestingly enough I’ve been running less the last few weeks, too. I’m not a trainer and don’t pretend to be one, but I can’t help but think there’s definitely a correlation there.
Now that my neck and back are feeling better I’ve also started working on my pull-ups again. I posted this update in March…
And I really haven’t made any more progress. If anything I may be a little weaker.
I have a door frame bar set up and for a while I would do a hold when I passed it. However, I’ve gotten callous to it. I don’t even notice it anymore. So I made myself a little sign.
I’ve done 3 pull-ups and 3 holds today already!
Back from the gym I made the kids and I some eggs before dragging them around town. We hit the polls…
…the bank, FedEx, Aldi, Staples, and my physical therapy appointment. Then we met The Husband for lunch where I was reminded of #wycwyc by my fortune cookie…
As soon as I got home Little Bean went to nap, the groceries went away (mostly) and I called Carla for our last round of #wycwyc edits. This whole book thing is draaaaaggggging. I’m so not used to being at the mercy of others on these types of things. It’s been a learning experience for sure! We spent about 3 hours tweaking the copy edit and responding to comments from the publisher.
I got off the phone, walked into the kitchen and….
It was clean-up and dinner making time. The Husband has tennis on Tuesdays, too, so I basically flew solo all day. He left, I straightened up, gave Little Bean an early bath so I wouldn’t have to do it later, and made dinner — burgers and a side of fresh veggies for the kids and I’m totally obsessed with this salad!
After dinner a bit more work, I got an update from the designer I hired to help with my site redesigns. They are almost done! Plus we are negotiating with our first interested FitBloggin‘ sponsor!
I have a feeling the next few months — heck, through June of next year — is going to be super, duper crazy. In a way I can’t wait to see how it unfolds. Carla posted this on Facebook the other day and it exactly captures how I approach life anymore…
I’m excited to turn the page. I think that’s another reason why I like busy.
Hope you had a great Tuesday. Did everyone rock the vote?